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Friday, October 12, 2012

Malarkey - Flip-Flopping in the Romney-Ryan Campaign

"'That is a bunch of malarkey,' Joe Biden tells Paul Ryan during spirited debate...."

Regardless of how much Republican spin teams push back on Vice-President Joe Biden's excellent debate performance, the one word they can't reinvent is "malarkey".  

Vice-President Biden called the Romney-Ryan revisionist campaign mis-communication "malarkey".

Malarkey is slang for statements that are gobble-d-gook, make no sense, "rubbish". Malarkey is designed to obscure or mislead.

This one word summarizes what's wrong minded about the Romney-Ryan presidential 2012 Republican campaign and leadership. Here's my take away from the Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan debate last evening, October 10, 2012.

Unfortunately, the one word Vice-President Biden didn't use, but he should have referred to, was the wishy-washy term "flip-flop" because that's what's going on.
All of a sudden, in last night's VP debate, Congressman Ryan supported a 2014 draw down of American troops fighting in Afghanistan   Where did that come from?  All of a sudden, Congressman Ryan told Americans the Romney position on abortion includes exceptions for rape, incest or health of the mother.  Since when?  All of a sudden, Congressman Ryan says the Romney tax plan doesn't exclude deductions for mortgage insurance, but where's the proof?  These and more points were revealed during the VP debate, like predictions from a Greek oracle.  I've never heard these points articulated prior to this debate.  Presumably, the Romney-Ryan plan creates public policy initiatives during election debates. That's just plain malarkey. Check the debate transcript (link above) to read about these revealing policies. They appear to be developed, learned and communicated while the Republicans invent and re-invent them during debates.  

It's known as "flip-flopping".

Biden was particularly excellent in holding Ryan accountable for appearing to want to send more American troops into the most dangerous western regions of Afghanistan (from transcript):   

BIDEN: R.C. East is the most dangerous (Afghan) place in the world. 

RYAN: That's right. That's why we don't want to send fewer
people to the...

BIDEN: That's - (oh?) that's why we should send Americans in to do the job (?), instead of the - you'd rather Americans be going in doing the job instead of the trainees?

RYAN: No. We are already sending Americans to do the job, but
fewer of them. That's the whole problem.

BIDEN: That's right. We're sending in more Afghans to do the
job, Afghans to do the job.(!!!)

Critics of the Vice-Presidential debate are overly harsh on Joe Biden's demeanor.  These Friday morning quarterbacks need to get a life.  But, Biden's outrage was an appropriate response to lies. He expressed frustration in response to the flip-flopping malarkey, the revealing concepts Congressman Ryan strategically put forth to monopolize the Vice-Presidential debate.  

It's time to spread the word "malarkey" throughout the Romney-Ryan strategy, so the boldness of their lies is revealed. 

Voters must put the Romney-Ryan oracle predictions back into Delphi and reveal them as lies and malarkey.  



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